Individuals and families in Massachusetts will receive the first SNAP emergency allotment on April 7, 2023. Governor Healey of Massachusetts signed the SNAP Emergency Allotment which includes $130 million to create an offramp from the extra COVID SNAP aids.
Extra SNAP Emergency Allotment for Massachusetts Household
Kate Walsh, a Secretary of HHS thanked the legislature for their support in the proposal of Extra SNAP emergency allotment for Massachusetts households. SNAP emergency allotment is the first line of defense against hunger and this program also supports the local farmers and grocery stores in Massachusetts.
Moreover, Acting DTA Commissioner Mary Sheehan said she saw the benefits of Extra SNAP emergency allotment in Massachusetts households because this will help them buy foods that met their nutritional needs. Sheehan promised that the administration is working in order to give this benefit to Massachusetts Households as quickly as possible.
The schedule for the state-funded extra SNAP emergency allotment aids will be this April, May, and June 2023. A household eligible for Extra SNAP in March will receive its Extra SNAP this April of 2023. As directed, the household will receive up to 40% of the difference between a household’s maximum benefit amount for the size of its household. They will also receive $38 a month for their regular monthly benefits.
Here’s How to Qualify for Extra SNAP Emergency Allotment
To provide information about the Extra SNAP, the state has created a website to help households plan for end-of-the-state benefits. To increase your SNAP benefits, you should explore any unreported expenses and inform the DTA right away, including:
- If you have medical expenses for your family member aged 60 or older or have a disability and paid for more than $35 a month in hospitalization.
- If your housing rent or mortgage has gone up, and
- If one member of your household is working, looking for a job, or even a student, inform the DTA about any child or disabled adult care costs.
If the above-mentioned information is present in your situation you can inform the DTA about it and you may upload your new information via the agency’s free mobile app and online portal DTA Connect. You may also call the DTA Assistance Line at 877-382-2363. To be more informed, you may also visit the local DTA office, or you may also collaborate with one of the 100 SNAP outreach partners which help people to apply for and maintain their snap aids.